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Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization

Andrew Lawler · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe—the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates last words were about it. Charles Darwin...
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A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment

Scott Carney · Gotham Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An investigative reporter explores an infamous case where an obsessive and unorthodox search for enlightenment went terribly wrong. When thirty-eight-year-old Ian Thorson died from dehydration and dysentery on a remote Arizona mountaintop in 2012, The New York Times reported the story under...
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Avid Reader: A Life

Robert Gottlieb · Farrar
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his time

After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster. By the time he left...

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Taste Pure and Simple: Irresistible Recipes for Good Food and Good Health

Michel Nischan · Chronicle Books; First Edition
Format: Hardcover

As seen on Oprah! Acclaimed chef Michel Nischan knows that eating well is all about balance, and his beautiful cookbook proves that robust meals can be both healthy and flavorful. Avoiding the high-fat dairy products prevalent in so many cookbooks, he uses vegetable juices and olive oil to achieve...
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Born a Crime

Trevor Noah · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Michiko...
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Tattoo Masters

Lal Hardy · Michael O'Mara Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Tattoo artist Lal Hardy examines some of the best-known names in the tattoo business, and how they got to the top

Renowned tattoo artist Lal Hardy introduces some of the world's most esteemed tattoo artists, and selects some of their finest work. One of the most popular modern...
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Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

Laurel Braitman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 373
Format: Book

** "Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick**
**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**
**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

"[A] lovely, big-hearted book ... brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans who devote their days to making...
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Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have

Bill Geist · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Bill Geist--the beloved, award-winning, long-time special correspondent for "CBS: Sunday Morning," whose debut Little League Confidential was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and paper--and Willie Geist, the Today Show host, popular member of MSNBC's "Morning...
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The Very Easy Guide to Using Your Sewing Machine

Wendy Gardiner · Search Press
Format: Paperback

Thousands of people buy a basic sewing machine and never get it out of its box, lacking the confidence to get started and daunted by off-putting manuals, compiled by manufacturers rather than people who actually sew. This book is for them.Sewing machine guru and popular author, Wendy Gardiner,...
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Stronger

Jeff Bauman · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words:...
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Practice to Deceive

Ann Rule · Gallery Books; First Edition / First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Queen of True Crime Ann Rule delivers another gripping true-crime story—this time a shattering case of Christmastime murder off the coast of Washington State, with a shocking amount of drama, greed, sex, and scandal and no shortage of suspects.With...
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Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems

Louise Glück · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for PoetryA luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize-winning poetLouise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962-2012 was hailed as "a major event...
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Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden

Ruth Rogers Clausen · Timber Press
Pages: 426
Format: Print book

Perennials are the mainstay of any garden. But how do you choose from the thousands available, and care for the ones you already have? Essential Perennials helps you decide exactly which plants will bring you the beauty you want and will thrive in the conditions you can provide....

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